Matt Surrusco
Nuon Chea during a Khmer Rouge tribunal Trial Chamber hearing on December 5, 2011 (ECCC)

Q&A: How Will Nuon Chea Be Remembered?

VOD asked two historians, a researcher and Nuon Chea’s defense attorney about his life, death and legacy. Here’s what they said.

MOB VIOLENCE

Lack of Trust in Courts, ‘Witchcraft’ Claims Help Fuel Mob Violence: UN Report

UPDATED 7:20 p.m. — A lack of trust in the police and courts, scapegoating of “sorcerers” for social and physical ills, and a firm belief that violent actions were justified were among the reasons perpetrators of “popular justice” attacks in Cambodia took the law into their own hands, said a U.N. report released on Thursday.